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Durham University


International applicants

Durham University International

Durham University International

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International student Soumya tells us what life is like at Durham University. This film was made by Hotcourses.

Durham is one of the most affordable student cities in the UK. The cost of living and accommodation is lower in the North of England than in the South and London. 

Lots of businesses in Durham offer discounts for students and you can save money on a wide range of goods and services, including transport, fashion and entertainment. 

You should plan your finances for the duration of your studies and ensure you have funds to cover all of your expenses before you travel to the UK. 

What will university in the UK cost?

As an international student it is very important to plan your finances carefully as you won’t be eligible for tuition fee loans or maintenance grants.

Visa requirements

In order to get a visa to enter the UK you will need to have enough money to cover tuition fees, plus accommodation costs and living costs for the first year of your degree. The exact amount that you will need depends on your individual circumstances, you can find more information here.

You will need proof that you have this money and that it has been in your bank account for at least 28 days before you apply for your visa.